Folk Tales

Japanese folk tales, called Monogatari in Japanese, are interesting, colourful and give wonderful insight into Japanese culture by their content.

Take a look at the link to Kids Web Japan and the monogatari to see some of the more popular and well known Japanese folk tales.

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 Some popular titles here are Momotaro. This story highlights how courage, working together and working towards a goal can help you overcome seemingly impossible opponents, in this case, big, scary monsters.

Issun-boshi also is a story of bravery and standing up for what you believe. Issun-boshi

Saru Kani Kassen is another entertaining story about a monkey and a crab. After the monkey deceives the crab, the crab’s friends help him to teach the monkey a necessary lesson in life. Saru kani kassen